Whistler Open 2017

Nov 4, 2017
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Four Seasons Resort

4591 Blackcomb Way Whistler, British Columbia

Harmony A Ballroom

Organization team
Anthony Brooks
WCA Delegate
Anthony Brooks

Please see tabs for important information (including discounted accommodation and registration).

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (Canadian Dollar).
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Kevin Hays won with an average of 8.94 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Anthony Brooks finished second (9.33) and Ethan Rusnak finished third (9.42).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Kevin Hays 7.39 8.94 United States 10.497.3910.287.529.02
2x2x2 Cube Ethan Rusnak 2.20 2.62 Canada 2.203.362.702.492.66
4x4x4 Cube Kevin Hays 29.25 33.30 United States 32.6234.02DNF29.2533.25
5x5x5 Cube Kevin Hays 49.76 51.31 United States 52.2751.8349.8249.7656.53
6x6x6 Cube Kevin Hays 1:30.61 1:38.68 United States 1:37.841:30.611:47.58
3x3x3 One-Handed Dylan Wang 15.39 17.35 Canada 22.1315.9919.1816.8815.39
Pyraminx Ethan Rusnak 4.36 5.22 Canada

The following events will be offered at this competition:

  • Pyraminx
  • 2x2
  • 3x3
  • 4x4
  • 5x5
  • 6x6
  • 3x3 One-Handed

Note that the schedule is tentative and we will try to start the next event as early as possible to finish the competition on time.

Also, please note that first-time competitors should be present for rule explanation.

Start End Event Format Cut-off
8:00 8:30 Check-In
8:30 8:45 Rule Explanation
8:45 9:45 2x2 Final Combined¹ Average of 5 0:45 cut-off, 1:00 time limit
9:45 10:45 Pyraminx Final Combined¹ Average of 5 0:45 cut-off, 1:00 time limit
10:45 12:00 4x4 Final Combined¹ Average of 5 1:20 cut-off, 2:00 time limit
12:00 1:00 Lunch
12:45 12:55 Late Check-in
1:00 2:30 3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 2:00 time limit
2:30 3:20 5x5 Final Combined¹ Average of 5 2:00 cut-off, 2:30 time limit
3:20 3:50 3x3 Round 2 Average of 5 Top 32
3:50 4:45 3x3 OH Final Combined¹ Average of 5 0:45 cut-off, 1:00 time limit
4:45 5:30 6x6 Final Combined¹ Mean of 3 4:00 cut-off (first attempt), 5:00 time limit
5:30 6:00 3x3 Finals Average of 5 Top 8
6:00 6:15 Awards

¹ In a ‘Combined’ round, you must get a result below the cut-off within your first two attempts to be able to complete an average of five.

Online registration is $30CDN. Registration will open at 7:00PM PST on Monday October 9, 2017 and will close at 7:00PM PST on Sunday October 29, 2017. You must send your payment to complete registration and be added to the list.

If the competitor limit has not been reached, you may register the morning of the competition at a cost of $40CDN. However, we anticipate spots will fill up quickly.

We have coordinated with the Four Seasons Resort Whistler to provide group rate pricing for competitors and families.

Group Rates:
$165 CDN - Deluxe King / Twin Rooms
$225 CDN - Four Seasons Executive Suite / Deluxe Four Seasons Executive Suite

  • Valet parking will be charged at the discounted rate of $10.00 CAD (regularly $45.00) per car, per 24 hours.
  • Complimentary Internet in each guestroom.
  • All reservations must be secured by October 27, 2017.
  • These rates are based on one or two adults per room. A charge of $50.00 per room per night will be assessed for a third adult, plus tax. No additional charge for children under the age of 18 in parents’ room.
  • Rates are subject to all applicable taxes and fees.


Valet parking will be available to all competitors at a discounted rate of $10.00 CAD (regularly $45.00) per car, per 24 hours.

Individual guests must contact the Reservations Department at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler directly in order
to secure room reservations. Please dial 800-268-6282 and be sure to ask for the Rubik's Cube Championship -
Whistler Room Block. When making reservations, each guest will need provide a valid credit card in order to guarantee
the reservation.

An early check-in time is available (2:00 pm) and check-out time is 11:00 am.

Cancellation Policy:
Room reservations must be guaranteed in the form of full payment for the duration of the stay, including taxes, with a major
credit card. In case of cancellation, a notice of cancellation must be received by the Resort seven (7) days prior to arrival (by
4:00pm local time) for the deposit to be refunded. In the event such notice is not received within the time limit stated, the
deposit is non-refundable.

Late Check-In:

There will be late check-in from 12:45pm - 12:55pm to accomodate for competitors driving up from Vancouver on Saturday morning. Competitors checking-in late will be allowed to compete in all of the afternoon events.


For those looking for transportation from Vancouver to Whistler, we recommend Greyhound buses.

If you will be coming from the Vancouver airport (YVR), Pacific Coach's YVR-Whistler SkyLynx may be a better option.

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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